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Beatleweek: When The Beatles went skiing

World's Unfriendliest Cities 2015

Score: 76.403<p>Good weather and low-key vibes weren’t enough to keep this Florida city off the diss-list. Travelers expressed disappointment in their …

Miley Cyrus dismisses Nicki Minaj’s reaction to VMA snub

It’s been the Year Of The Diss. Now Is (clears throat) Our Winter Of Diss Content. Remember Nicki Minaj’s reaction to being snubbed for a VMA? She was unhappy that both "Anaconda" and "Feelin’ Myself" were left out of the Best Music Video, and perhaps rightly so. Taylor Swift stormed in, said her …

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J.K. Rowling Has Revealed A Heartbreaking Truth About Hagrid

During a Q&A on Twitter, J.K. Rowling made a surprising revelation about Rubeus Hagrid, one of the best-loved characters from the <i>Harry Potter</i> series. …

Google gives developers code to disable iOS 9 app security to continue to serve ads

One of the backend improvements in iOS 9 is a strengthening of app security when accessing data from webservers. The new App Transport Security (ATS) feature ensures that only connections encrypted using HTTPS are permitted. There’s just one problem with that: not all advertisers use HTTPS, so ATS …

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iPhone 6S rumors: New packaging leak suggests 16 GB base model will stay around for another product cycle

A purported photo of an iPhone 6S information sheet has surfaced detailing the specifications of the upcoming iPhone, due to be announced at an event on September 9th. Whilst the detailed technical specifications do not reveal anything new, the page header is intriguing. It suggests that, once …

Ban 'donors and bag carriers' from entering the House of Lords, says peer

Baroness Deech, a crossbench peer, says the numbers of Tory aides appointed as peers 'doesn't look good'<p>The House of Lords has become overcrowded because "donors and bag carriers" have been appointed, a senior peer has said.<p>Baroness Deech, a crossbench peer, told The Today programme there should be …

Female JetBlue passengers arrested after fight using a razor and pepper spray

The violent row reportedly broke out when one passenger, 61-year-old Jean Ballentine, who was seated by a window seat, attempted to “climb over” a neighbouring passenger, 52-year-old Mary Cannady, as the JetBlue flight from Kingston was taxiing towards a terminal at John F Kennedy Airport.<p>Ms …

Lomo al Trapo: The Colombian Technique That Will Change the Way You Grill Beef

Remember that scene at the end of <i>Ghostbusters</i> when the boys in gray crack Sigourney Weaver out of the petrified remains of the ghost dog Zuul? Picture that scene at your next dinner party, but instead of a whip-smart and attractive actress emerging from the carbonized crust, it's a perfectly cooked …

Why the world is not ready for a gay James Bond

Pierce Brosnan says a gay 007 would make for 'interesting viewing', but persuading the film industry or viewing public to accept the idea is another matter, says Chris Mandle<p>For those who don't know, Caring About The Future Of James Bond is a British institution.<p>It's the sort of thing you're …

E-cigarette ‘safety’ study was written by industry funded scientists, Lancet warns

Public Health England claimed e-cigarettes were safe but relied on evidence provided by scientists funded by the vaping industry<p>A study which was cited by public health officials when they advised that vaping was safe, was funded by the e-cigarette industry, it has emerged.<p>Last week Public Health …

Sweden and Ecuador to begin Julian Assange talks next week

Ecuador seeking formal agreement on judicial cooperation before Swedish prosecutors can interrogate WikiLeaks founder<p>Sweden will begin talks with Ecuador about Julian Assange on Monday, after Stockholm moved to break the deadlock over five-year-old rape allegations against him.<p>Sweden initially …

iZettle, the Square of Europe, raises more cash

Payments company iZettle said Friday that it has landed a new round of financing along with introducing a lending service for small businesses.<p>The …